Out today: The Art of Doug Sneyd hardcover

The world of Mad Men and pin-up art collide in this fantastic new art book from Dark Horse Comics that spotlights the work of Canadian cartoonist Doug Sneyd. The book collects hundreds of the full colour cartoons he has produced for Playboy Magazine since the 1960’s and features an introduction by Canadian cartoonist Lynn Johnston (For Better or Worse) and Playboy publisher (and known comic art fan) Hugh Hefner. Adult content advisory.

Here’s the solicit from Dark Horse:

The Art of Doug Sneyd HC

The scintillating cartoon works of Doug Sneyd, an artist for Playboy magazine since the early 1960s, are now collected in this stunning art book. This book features the most lush, sumptuous, striking, and hilarious of Doug’s full-page cartoons. Readers will be charmed with the lovely scantily (and even non-) clad “Sneyd” girls and the one-line jokes they so ably illustrate. Don’t miss this collection by one of Playboy’s veteran cartoonists!

This book includes a foreword by Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, an introduction by Lynn Johnston, cartoonist of the nationally syndicated strip For Better or For Worse, and reflections from the artist himself!

* Nearly three hundred full-color cartoons!
* Featuring cartoons previously unpublished by Playboy magazine.

Publication Date: June 15, 2011
Format: FC, 248 pages, HC, 9″ x12″
Price: $39.99
Age range: 16 up
ISBN-10: 1-59582-725-0 / ISBN-13: 978-1-59582-725-8

About Doug Sneyd: As well as having hundreds of full-page color cartoons published in Playboy magazine since 1963, Doug Sneyd has enjoyed success in artistic pursuits including textbook and magazine illustration, portraits and editorial cartoons.

For nearly 20 years, starting in the mid-60’s, his “Doug Sneyd” and “Scoops” news cartoons appeared daily in newspapers across North America. Sneyd’s talent has also led him into cinema: in 1993, he wrote, produced and directed “Black-eyedSusan,” an educational movie-drama about spousal abuse, for the Ontario government. He was a founding member of the Canadian Society of Book Illustrators and has been a member of the National Cartoonists’ Society and the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists. Twenty-four of his full-page color Playboy cartoons are among the 229 Sneyd works included in the National Archives of Canada in Ottawa.

Sneyd was born in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, but spent much of his professional career in Toronto. In 1969 he moved his family north to Orillia made famous as the mythical “Mariposa” by humorist Stephen Leacock. He works on the third floor of his home-studio overlooking beautiful Lake Couchiching and spends his winters on the Gulf Coast in Orange Beach, Alabama.

Doug will be debuting a new 24 page sketchbook entitled Fabulous Faces this August at Fan Expo Canada.